Strange price. This better be magically good IQ wise given its rather mediocre speed. Nikon has f2.8 at this price range while Sony has an autofocusing Carl frickin Zeiss 24-70. This lens should be VERY good indeed.
Heie2: I find the 3 months it is taking to review this camera and the ensuing "trickle" of sections within a complete review (which gives none of these "installments" any substance and context) insulting - how many cameras have you guys reviewed in the mean time?
DPReview - Fair and Balanced, right?
Yeah, its been 5 months now. The A57 is never gonna get reviewed here I fear. Too bad, it's a damn fine camera for its price. :(
Any chance you could test the A57 for overheating?
I'm planning to get a GH2 for amateur videography but Sony seems to have a wider selection of lenses. The only major issue I see with their cameras is overheating, something that only Panasonic have been able to solve. Even though the GH2 (and even the GH1), has a better IQ and detail, the SLTs' better amateur-friendly autofocus and wider lens selection and even the larger body would suit my needs better. If Sony has managed to solve the 20-30 minute overheating limit for video recording, I'm gonna wait for the A57.